Swarthmore Queers The Bible

, Malcolm A. Kline, 2 Comments

The sad thing is, this might be the only way to get academics interested in the Good Book. “Swarthmore College is offering a course next year that will survey ‘queer and trans’ readings of biblical texts’ by using ‘queer and trans’ theoretical approaches,’ with faculty staying silent on the specifics of the course material,” Bethany Torstenson reports in The College Fix. “‘Queering the Bible’ is set to launch next fall and will be instructed by Gwynn Kessler, an associate professor of religion, according to Swarthmore’s course catalog.”

“The course, which is being offered through Swarthmore’s Religion Department, promises to ‘[introduce] students to the complexity of constructions of sex, gender, and identity in one of the most influential literary works produced in ancient times.'”

 

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  1. A watson

    January 5, 2018 4:51 pm

    APRIL 1981 | No Man Shall Add to or Take Away
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    No Man Shall Add to or Take Away
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    Recently a young friend in the mission field wrote a letter to me regarding a question that had been asked of him concerning the concluding verses of the Bible and how they apply to the Book of Mormon. We remember that at the end of the book of Revelation, the last book of the Bible, the author, John, issues a warning and a curse upon any man who adds to or takes away from the book. Specifically, these are the words he wrote:

    “For I testify unto every man that heareth the words of the prophecy of this book, If any man shall add unto these things, God shall add unto him the plagues that are written in this book:

    “And if any man shall take away from the words of the book of this prophecy, God shall take away his part out of the book of life, and out of the holy city, and from the things which are written in this book.” (Rev. 22:18–19.)
    That is what the bible has to say on the subject and when man tries to reinterpret what the bible plainly stated as being a behavior GOD specifically condemns as an abomination in his sight is is known as leading people astray. The bible specifically states that in the last days people would heap to themselves teachers telling them what they wanted to hear not what they needed to hear and this course that will be taught is just the type of thing it refers to. We live in the age of grace now but will 1 day live under the law again and GOD has not changed his mind on the subject of such perversions . the bible also states that narrow is the path that leads to righteousness and broad is the way that leads to destruction and it sounds to me as if this professor is more interested in soothing some itchy ears and putting folks on the broad path than telling the truth and possibly guiding the to the narrow path of truth. The bible says is pretty straightforward on matters such as this but the majority just can’t handle the truth and want to twist things to make them ok.

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